The service has spent more than

The service has spent more than $1 billion in advertising in recent years, largely on TV ads for older audiences far removed from Tinder’s dating pool.“The Tinder thing is very exciting, because they’ve caught the attention of young people in America, but the only thing that’s wrong with it is what’s been wrong with dating for a thousand years. I have presided over the funerals of more marriages than any psychologist, and it is miserable.” Surrounded by rivals like Hinge, Zoosk and Wyldfire, Tinder has nevertheless tripled its user base since the start of 2014 and now reaches more than 3 percent of all active American cell-phone users, an analysis from 7Park Data shows.o doubt about it: The first time a woman beds down with a guy she’s crazy about is an exciting and special time. Whatever a woman’s decision, we had to wonder: Does the double standard still exist today?

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The service has spent more than $1 billion in advertising in recent years, largely on TV ads for older audiences far removed from Tinder’s dating pool.

“The Tinder thing is very exciting, because they’ve caught the attention of young people in America, but the only thing that’s wrong with it is what’s been wrong with dating for a thousand years. I have presided over the funerals of more marriages than any psychologist, and it is miserable.” Surrounded by rivals like Hinge, Zoosk and Wyldfire, Tinder has nevertheless tripled its user base since the start of 2014 and now reaches more than 3 percent of all active American cell-phone users, an analysis from 7Park Data shows.

billion in advertising in recent years, largely on TV ads for older audiences far removed from Tinder’s dating pool.“The Tinder thing is very exciting, because they’ve caught the attention of young people in America, but the only thing that’s wrong with it is what’s been wrong with dating for a thousand years. I have presided over the funerals of more marriages than any psychologist, and it is miserable.” Surrounded by rivals like Hinge, Zoosk and Wyldfire, Tinder has nevertheless tripled its user base since the start of 2014 and now reaches more than 3 percent of all active American cell-phone users, an analysis from 7Park Data shows.o doubt about it: The first time a woman beds down with a guy she’s crazy about is an exciting and special time. Whatever a woman’s decision, we had to wonder: Does the double standard still exist today?

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“Maybe it’s a gimmick, but it’s something that’s fun, that’s enjoyable, that doesn’t have that sort of weight that the former profile-focused matching sites had.” Like many Web startups, Tinder (motto: “It’s like real life, but better.”) has struggled to make money off its swelling audience.

Its first big ad campaign, with Bud Light, was perhaps emblematic of what it can offer millennial-aimed companies: It will allow, as Tinder’s vice president of advertising Brian Norgard told Techcrunch, the dating app to “give that data back to our brands in a really valuable way.” But Tinder’s Plus pricing has also led to blowback for what skeptics called the service’s ageist ways: “I’m not desperate enough to keep using Tinder now that I know it considers me a dried up old hag,” wrote Dani Burlison, a 41-year-old single mother, in .

When Tinder last month rolled out its Tinder Plus upgrade, the service said it would charge singles over the age of 30 twice as much for the premium service, about $20 a month.

But e Harmony has doubled down on its outreach to older, love-serious singles, preaching anew its “29 dimensions of compatibility” that they say have led to more than a million marriages nationwide.

Though the firm said subscribers are joining at faster rates and staying longer, analysts last year estimated e Harmony’s revenue growth had slowed to a crawl, and was still half that of the Match Group’s, the mix of Tinder, Match and OKCupid that brought in more than $600 million in the U. Many market-watchers have questioned the basic premise of e Harmony and other sites, which depend on long detailed profiles and dedicated algorithms.

Economist Dan Ariely and other researchers have argued that online dating profiles rest on a fatal flaw: They show “searchable” attributes, like job or religion, while ignoring the key details of a dater’s personality: sense of humor, conversation style, etc.

But if you’re not sure and want to test how he feels about you, hold off.

If he’s willing to stick around for a few dates and not pressure you, then you’ve yourself got a good guy.

But finding love on the Web has long been mainstream — 59 percent of Americans said online dating was a good way to meet people in 2013, up from 44 percent in 2005, Pew data show — and some analysts argue more and more adults will find love in the simpler, more visual way, by swiping on Tinder or somewhere else.